Suspected WWII bomb stops traffic on road and river in Battersea

Suspected bomb: Closed roads and the river to traffic

Suspected bomb: Closed roads and the river to traffic

First published in News
Last updated
Wandsworth Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A possible World War II bomb has been dug up in Battersea and caused problems on the roads and river.

Police officers were called at 10.20am to Battersea Church Road and cordoned off the area.

A spokesman for the police said: “We were called following the discovery of a possible ordinance.

"Local road closures are in place while officers carry out a controlled explosion.”

River traffic on the Thames may also be stopped for a short time while officers deal with the object.

Drivers and commuters have been warned to avoid the area if possible.

The 170 bus is only running northbound and is on diversion on the southbound route.

Traffic on Battersea Bridge road is slow and one lane in Battersea Church Road is blocked by emergency vehicles.

UPDATE 1.20pm: All roads have re-opened, but some residual delays remain in place.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree